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Windshield head up display system with waveplate

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a head up display projector including a lens with a polarizer. The head up display projector emits a linearly polarized light field via the lens. A windshield reflects the light field such that the reflected light field is visible to... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Head up display with improved image stability

A motor vehicle includes a head up display projector producing a light field such that the light field is reflected off of a windshield of the motor vehicle and is then visible to a driver of the motor vehicle as a virtual image. A sensor measures an effect of vibration... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Vehicle signal

A visual signal system for a vehicle projects a shaped light symbol onto the ground. For example, a visual signal system for a vehicle can include a light source configured to project light outside of a vehicle. In an example, the visual signal system can also include a ground projection... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Swivel tailgate bracket

A motor vehicle includes a horizontally oriented bed. A tailgate is pivotably attached to the bed. The tailgate is pivotable between an upright position and a horizontal position. A camera is pivotably attached to the tailgate. The camera has a field of view. An orientation sensor detects an orientation of... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Windshield head up display system

A motor vehicle includes a head up display projector emitting a light field. A windshield includes an outer layer of glass, an inner layer of glass, and a plastic layer sandwiched between the outer layer of glass and the inner layer of glass. The light field is reflected toward eyes... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Head up display with symbols positioned to augment reality

A motor vehicle includes a head up display projector producing a light field based upon image data such that the light field is reflected off of a windshield of the motor vehicle and is then visible to a driver of the motor vehicle as a virtual image. First means determines... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Traffic lights problems notification

A motor vehicle includes a user interface having a display screen and a loudspeaker. A radio frequency receiver receives a wireless status signal from a traffic light. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to the radio frequency receiver and determines whether to present content from the status signal to a... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Speak-microphone system validating equipment

A speaker-microphone channel box includes multiple speakers and microphones. Its sealed and sound proof character make it easy to use in the developing office environment without disturbing other persons. It is multi-input, multi-output audio test system. Multiple speakers and microphones can he set into the chamber for validating different audio... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Adaptable backlight

A liquid crystal display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a plurality of light emitting diodes positioned to backlight a liquid crystal display. A plurality of electrical conductors are each electrically connected to, and provide electrical power to, a different respective subset of the light emitting diodes. An electronic controller... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Heat sink for head up display

A heat sink is for a heat source including an electronic component. The heat sink includes a base having a first surface and an opposite second surface. The first surface has a middle portion engaging the heat source. A plurality of elongate fins project from the second surface of the... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Using vision devices and techniques to control sunlight blocking devices for vehicles

A motor vehicle includes an inside camera capturing images of a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. An outside camera captures images of an environment outside of the motor vehicle. A movable sunblock device blocks sunlight from impinging upon a portion of the passenger compartment. An electrically powered actuator is... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Compact wide field of view (wfov) head up display (hud) using two free form mirrors and dlp technology

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a picture generation unit generating an illuminated image. A first free form mirror is positioned to provide a first reflection of the illuminated image. A second free form mirror is positioned to receive the first reflection of the illuminated image... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Capacitive rotary encoder

A human machine interface includes a capacitive touch screen having a capacitive sensor. The capacitive touch screen displays text characters and/or graphical information. A control device is rotatably coupled to a structure such that the control device is superimposed over the screen. The control device includes at least one electrically... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Reactive smart rear view display mirror

A motor vehicle includes a driver sensor detecting a position of a human driver of the motor vehicle. A rear view camera captures images of an environment behind the motor vehicle. A display screen is disposed within a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Automatic motor vehicle accident reporting

An accident reporting arrangement for a motor vehicle includes at least one camera capturing images of an environment surrounding the motor vehicle. A microphone is positioned to produce a microphone signal based on sounds in a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. A global positioning system determines a global position... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Clamping spring design to apply clamping force to smt power amplifier device

A power amplifier arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a printed circuit board disposed between a housing on a first side of the printed circuit board and a heat sink on a second side of the printed circuit board. A power amplifier is mounted on the second side of the... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Automatic vehicle and driver identification system

A motor vehicle includes an automatic driver and vehicle information reporting arrangement. The arrangement includes a memory device storing information about a human driver of the motor vehicle and registration information associated with the motor vehicle. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to the memory device and responds to a... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Combined head up display (hud) and camera system

An optical arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a head up display light field emitter that emits a light field. At least one mirror is positioned to reflect the light field such that the light field is again reflected by a windshield of the vehicle, and such that the light... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Head up display with reduced package depth and volume

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an image source emitting a light field. A first freeform mirror is positioned to provide a first reflection of the light field. A generally concave second freeform mirror is positioned to receive the first reflection and provide a second reflection... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

User-created audio station

A user-created audio station arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a plurality of sources of audio content. A user interface enables a human user to input a preference for a type of audio content to be played by an audio system of the motor vehicle. An electronic processor is communicatively... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Road health (pothole) detection over wireless infrastructure

A motor vehicle includes a road condition sensor detecting a hazardous condition of a road on which the motor vehicle is traveling. A global positioning system detects a global position of the motor vehicle. An electronic processor receives a road condition signal from the road condition sensor. The road condition... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Augmented reality head-up display road correction

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an image source providing images. Optics are then positioned to provide a reflection of the images such that the virtual images are perceived by a driver of the vehicle to be aligned with a road that is visible through a... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Remotely connected car internet of things key

A motor vehicle remote monitoring arrangement includes a motor vehicle having a wireless communication device transmitting a vehicle status signal. A vehicle key receives the vehicle status signal via a mobile electronic device and provides an indication to a user of the vehicle. The indication is indicative of the vehicle... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Single lcd for cluster and hud

A combined head up display and instrument cluster arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a substantially planar liquid crystal display having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. A first area of the liquid crystal display is viewable as an instrument cluster display by a human... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Driving recorder system

A safety level indication arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a first camera capturing first images of an environment surrounding the motor vehicle. A second camera captures second images of a driver of the motor vehicle. A microphone is associated with the passenger compartment and produces a microphone signal dependent... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Social media radio

A motor vehicle infotainment system includes a user interface having a loudspeaker. The user interface receives a request from a driver to access a social media web site. An electronic processor accesses postings on the social media web site, and discerns first ones of the postings having primarily graphic aspects... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Optimization of speech input for multiple speech agents used in a common application environment

An automotive speech input optimization method includes using a microphone to convert audible speech into an audio signal. A selection of a speech agent is received. Spectral matching is performed on the audio signal to produce a conditioned audio signal. The spectral matching is dependent upon the selection of the... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Head up side view mirror

A motor vehicle includes a left side view camera attached to the left lateral side of the body and having a field of view in a rearward direction. A right side view camera is attached to the right lateral side of the body and has a field of view in... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Head up side view mirror

A motor vehicle includes a left side view camera attached to the left lateral side of the body and having a field of view in a rearward direction. A right side view camera is attached to the right lateral side of the body and has a field of view in... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Car door swing control

A motor vehicle includes a body and a door pivotably attached to the body. A stop mechanism limits the pivoting of the door to an angular range. The stop mechanism is adjustable by a user such that the user may define the angular range to which the pivoting of the... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Compact pivot system for m1 mirror in head up display (hud) resulting in reduced friction and accurate mirror to mirror location

A head up display mirror mounting arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a mirror positioned to reflect an image such that the image is again reflected by a windshield of the vehicle. A mirror holder includes two opposite ends each having a respective pivot. The pivots define an axis of... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Head up display with stabilized vertical alignment

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an image source emitting a virtual image based on image data. A mirror is positioned to reflect the virtual image such that the virtual image further reflects off of a windshield of the motor vehicle and is visible to a... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Car karaoke

A motor vehicle includes a loudspeaker, a voice recognition module, and a microphone producing a microphone signal based upon words uttered by a human passenger within a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to the microphone, the loudspeaker, and the voice recognition module. The... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Device joining group in a vehicle

Examples of the present disclosure relate to a device joining system for a vehicle. For example, the system can include a requesting device including a sensor to detect requesting device environmental information and a grouping controller to send the requesting device environmental information to a vehicle server. In an example,... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Method of using gps map information to highlight road markings on a head up display that otherwise may be non-visible due to inclement weather

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a global positioning system module emitting geographic location coordinates associated with the motor vehicle. A database includes lane marking location data stored in association with corresponding geographic location coordinates. An electronic processing device is communicatively coupled to the global positioning... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

12/07/17 / #20170351483

Method for enhanced concert audio experience

An enhanced concert audio experience arrangement includes a mixing console that receives a plurality of audio signals. Each audio signal is received from a respective microphone of a plurality of microphones. The mixing console mixes the audio signals into a plurality of combinations of audio signals. Each combination includes one... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

11/23/17 / #20170334384

Shock absorbing speaker

A loudspeaker arrangement in a motor vehicle includes a collision sensor transmitting a collision signal in response to detecting that the motor vehicle has been in a collision. An audio system transmits an audio signal. A loudspeaker includes an air bag connected thereto. The loudspeaker is coupled to the audio... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

11/23/17 / #20170337437

Trunk inventory detector

A trunk inventory detection arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a camera positioned to capture images of objects within a trunk of the motor vehicle. A weight detection device is positioned to detect a weight of the objects in the trunk. An electronic processing device is communicatively coupled to each... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

11/23/17 / #20170337752

Vehicle-level multi-modal test platform

A multi-modal test arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a memory device storing a test script for testing operation of a portion of the motor vehicle while the vehicle is being driven. The test script requires interaction with a human user of the vehicle while the test script is running.... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

11/09/17 / #20170322935

Automated/smart creation display of vehicle identification number and other owner information via infotainment display

A vehicle includes a memory device storing information identifying the vehicle. An infotainment user interface includes a display screen, a keyboard, and an electronic processing device communicatively coupled to the memory device. The electronic processing device responds to a user keying in a set of predefined characters into the keyboard... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

10/26/17 / #20170307882

Head up display with enhanced magnification

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an image source providing an illuminated image. A first concave mirror is positioned to provide a first reflection of the illuminated image. A second concave mirror is positioned to receive the first reflection and provide a second reflection of the... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

10/19/17 / #20170297483

Automated display of "in case of emergency" information via infotainment hardware

An automotive emergency information display method includes the following computer-implemented steps. A user is prompted to enter emergency personal information into a user interface within a motor vehicle. The emergency personal information entered by the user into the user interface is received. It is detected that the motor vehicle has... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

10/19/17 / #20170299873

Dynamic eyebox correction for automotive head-up display

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an image source providing illuminated images. At least one mirror is positioned to provide a first reflection of the illuminated images. A windshield is positioned to receive the first reflection and provide a second reflection of the illuminated image such... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

10/19/17 / #20170303037

Enhanced audio landscape

The inventive EAL may generally enhance a driver's spatial awareness by providing the driver with intuitive/familiar audible warnings with directionality which can be enhanced with visual warnings as well as other technologies such as ANC and Zoned audio. Thus, the driver can understand the meaning of the warning and where... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

10/05/17 / #20170286060

Method for song suggestion sharing

A motor vehicle includes an audio system which plays a song for a human user who is disposed within the vehicle. An electronic source of song information is associated with the song played by the audio system. A user interface receives a request from the user to transmit the song... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

09/28/17 / #20170277503

Moving display images from one screen to another screen by hand gesturing

A display management arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a first display screen and a second display screen disposed on a dashboard of the motor vehicle. An electronic processor is disposed in the motor vehicle. The electronic processor is in communication with each of the first display screen and the... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

09/14/17 / #20170261747

Heads up display of vehicle stopping distance

A heads up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a wheel sensor sensing a speed of rotation of a wheel. A distance-sensing device senses a distance between the motor vehicle and an other vehicle that is in front of the motor vehicle relative to a direction of travel of... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

09/14/17 / #20170265003

Menu navigation user of audio headphones

A method of operating an audio system having first and second sources includes outputting a first audio signal from the first source on first and second speakers. In response to a listener input, the first audio signal and a second audio signal from the second source are output simultaneously on... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

08/17/17 / #20170232842

Hud cluster

A head up display cluster arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a dashboard disposed within a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. The dashboard includes an instrument cluster surface disposed above a steering column of the motor vehicle. An image source is disposed on, or adjacent to, the dashboard. The... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

08/17/17 / #20170232908

Flexible display framework for cars

A motor vehicle includes a window and a body having a storage space with an opening facing toward the window. A flexible electronic display is movable from a first position overlying the window and a second position within the storage space. The window may be a windshield, and the storage... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

08/17/17 / #20170232975

Situation awareness in a vehicle

An interaction system for a vehicle includes a human machine interface controller coupled to a plurality of interface components that communicate information to a driver of the vehicle. The interaction system also includes a situational awareness module coupled to the human machine interface controller. The situational awareness module is configured... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

08/17/17 / #20170235361

Interaction based on capturing user intent via eye gaze

Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to an interaction system for a vehicle that can be configured by a user. For example, an interaction system for a vehicle can include an image capture resource to receive eye image data of a user. The interaction system for a vehicle can... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

08/10/17 / #20170227759

Moving physical jewelry over a display screen

A display screen arrangement is for use in a motor vehicle and includes an electronic display screen. A pair of optical elements are slidably mounted over the display screen and are movable in opposite lateral directions. An actuator is coupled to the optical elements and moves the optical elements in... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

08/10/17 / #20170229109

Active noise control simulated noise audio output for active noise control testing

A vehicle includes an engine and/or powertrain producing noise that is audible in a passenger compartment of the vehicle when the engine and/or powertrain is running. An active noise control arrangement includes a first loudspeaker disposed within a passenger compartment of the vehicle. A digital signal processor receives audio data... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

08/03/17 / #20170219821

Head up display with total internal reflection optical element

A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a body that is at least partially transparent and that has a plurality of outer surfaces. An image source emits an illuminated image into a transparent portion of the body such that the illuminated image is internally reflected off the... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

07/27/17 / #20170210285

Flexible led display for adas application

A vehicle includes an obstacle detector detecting presence of a pedestrian in a forward path of the vehicle and transmitting a first signal indicative of the presence. A processing device is communicatively coupled to the obstacle detector and transmits a second signal in response to receiving the first signal. A... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

07/27/17 / #20170213098

Information entry via in-vehicle camera

A vehicle includes a camera directed generally toward a driver seat of the vehicle. The camera captures images within a passenger compartment of the vehicle. A text recognition module is communicatively coupled to the camera and recognizes text characters in the captured images. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

07/27/17 / #20170213323

Human machine blur testing method

A method of validating a design for a graphical user interface of a motor vehicle includes creating a tentative design, and/or a few drafts or prototype for the graphical user interface. A blurred version of the tentative graphical user interface design is produced. The blurred version of the tentative graphical... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

07/20/17 / #20170206887

Road sign announcer

A vehicle includes a camera capturing an image of a road sign associated with a road that the vehicle is traveling on. A first processing device is communicatively coupled to the camera and recognizes text characters in the captured image. A second processing device is communicatively coupled to the first... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

07/20/17 / #20170208430

Car entertainment control system

A method of pairing a smartphone to a head unit in a motor vehicle includes determining whether the smartphone is in motion by use of an accelerometer within the smartphone. A first signal is transmitted from the head unit to the smartphone. A first RSSI is received from the head... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

07/06/17 / #20170195075

Method and mode balance for analog fm, digital, radio blend logic in an automotive environment

A radio includes a first tuner and a second tuner. A processor compares a first perceivable volume level of a station tuned by the first tuner to at least one second perceivable volume level of at least one background station tuned by the second tuner. The processor enables automatic volume... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

06/08/17 / #20170162185

Anc convergence factor estimation as a function of frequency

A plurality of active noise controlled audio signals are transmitted to the loudspeaker. The active noise controlled audio signals are dependent upon the microphone signals and the estimated convergence factors.... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

05/25/17 / #20170146361

Location based point of interest navigation system

A navigation system for an automotive vehicle that travels on roads includes a vehicle positioning apparatus that determines location data associated with the vehicle. A source of attraction location data provides location data associated with a plurality of attractions that are of interest to a user of the vehicle. A... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

05/18/17 / #20170136991

System for assigning a smartphone as a temporary key for a vehicle

A method of providing access to a vehicle, including wirelessly and electronically discovering a personal electronic device disposed outside of the vehicle. A remote central controller is wirelessly instructed to wirelessly transmit a certificate to the personal electronic device. The certificate from the personal electronic device is wirelessly received within... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

05/18/17 / #20170140747

Music compensation for active noise control systems

A vehicle includes a music signal processing system having a loudspeaker disposed within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and emitting audible music into the passenger compartment. A microphone is disposed within the passenger compartment and converts the audible music and noise within the passenger compartment into an analog electrical... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

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05/18/17 / #20170142470

Car entertainment control system

A vehicle includes a user interface having a plurality of components. A global positioning system determines a geographical location of the vehicle. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to the user interface and the global positioning system. The electronic processor wirelessly receives data regarding road and traffic conditions from an... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

05/04/17 / #20170123534

Display zoom operation with both hands on steering wheel

A vehicle includes a steering wheel having a capacitive touch sensor positioned and sized to be touched by a driver's thumb while the remaining fingers on the driver's hand are wrapped around an outer edge of the steering wheel. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to the display screen and... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

05/04/17 / #20170127165

Automotive audio communication system

A vehicle includes a first loudspeaker disposed on an outside of the vehicle adjacent to a driver's side window. A first microphone is disposed on an inside of the vehicle and is communicatively coupled to the first loudspeaker. A second loudspeaker is disposed on an inside of the vehicle. A... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

04/06/17 / #20170097694

Capacitive rotary encoder

A human machine interface includes a capacitive touch screen having a capacitive sensor. The capacitive touch screen displays text characters and/or graphical information. A control device is rotatably coupled to a structure such that the control device is superimposed over the screen. The control device includes at least one electrically... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

03/30/17 / #20170093511

Smart fm/am auto-scanner

A radio tuning method for a vehicle includes sensing that the vehicle is traveling out of a first broadcast range of a first radio station that a radio of the vehicle is currently tuned to. The first radio station broadcasts first content. A second radio station is identified having a... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

03/23/17 / #20170080811

Vehicle bi-directional power inverter system and method

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a bi-directional inverter of a vehicle. The bi-directional inverter may include an alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) inverter configured to receive AC power from a power grid and generate DC power on a DC bus operatively coupled to a vehicle... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

03/16/17 / #20170072855

Rearview video full windshield projector

A vehicle includes a rear view camera, a windshield, an image projector associated with the windshield, a sensor detecting when the vehicle is in a reverse gear, and an electronic processor communicatively coupled to each of the rear view camera, the image projector and the sensor. The electronic processor causes... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

03/16/17 / #20170075651

Audio system with parental maximum volume control

A user interface (104) of an audio system (100) enables adjustment of a volume level of an audio signal being reproduced on at least a portion of the audio system to a desired maximum volume level. The user interface further enables the desired maximum volume level to be selected as... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

03/16/17 / #20170076519

Method and managing operation of a driver's mobile telephone

A motor vehicle controls operation of a mobile electronic device and includes a fingerprint sensor which scans a driver's fingerprint and produces a first electronic representation of the driver's fingerprint. A wireless transceiver receives from the mobile electronic device a first air-borne signal including a second electronic representation of the... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

03/16/17 / #20170076886

On/off switch arrangement for a pivotable display screen in a motor vehicle

An ON/OFF switch arrangement is for a display screen pivotably mounted within a motor vehicle. The arrangement includes a mounting bracket retaining the display screen and pivotably attached to the motor vehicle such that the mounting bracket may be pivoted about an axis. A switch assembly includes a rotor attached... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

03/16/17 / #20170078112

Method and exchanging multimedia data within a modular upgradeable vehicle infotainment system

An infotainment arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a permanent portion permanently installed in the vehicle. The permanent portion includes a plurality of non-upgradeable electronic components. A non-permanent upgradeable portion is non-permanently installed in the vehicle and is replaceable in the vehicle. A bi-directional digital link interconnects the permanent portion... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

02/16/17 / #20170043664

Video display on windshield and windows in autonomous cars

A method is for presenting information to passengers within a vehicle having at least one sheet of transparent material associated with a passenger compartment of the vehicle. A first priority level is assigned to first infotainment content. The first infotainment content is displayed in association with the sheet of transparent... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

02/16/17 / #20170045659

Hud image enhancement lens

A vehicle includes a heads up display module emitting polarized light. A windshield reflects the polarized light toward a driver of the vehicle. A lens clips onto polarizing eyeglasses worn by the driver. The lens includes a waveplate.... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

02/16/17 / #20170047062

Business name phonetic optimization method

A method of providing text to speech conversion in an automobile includes receiving a command from a user regarding an organization. First information is received from an electronic mobile device within the vehicle. The first information regards the organization. Second information is retrieved from an information source that is remote... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

02/16/17 / #20170048426

Method and correction of an image from a fisheye lens in a camera

A method of operating a video system includes receiving an image captured by use of a fisheye lens. The image is divided into a plurality of horizontal image lines. A respective fraction of each of the horizontal image lines is sampled with a different respective sampling frequency. Each sampling frequency... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

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02/09/17 / #20170041662

Automotive wireless audio and/or video media server with independent battery power

A media server for an automobile includes a radio frequency receiver wirelessly receiving audio and video content from a remote source. A processor is in communication with the receiver and stores the received audio and video content in a non-volatile memory device. A display screen is mounted in a rear... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

01/26/17 / #20170026067

Method and sensing inter-modulation to improve radio performance in single and dual tuner

A method of performing alternate frequency switching in a radio includes tuning the radio to a primary frequency. A candidate alternate frequency is identified. It is determined whether the candidate alternate frequency is a third order inter-modulation artifact. Tuning is switched from the primary frequency to the candidate alternate frequency... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

01/26/17 / #20170026764

Automatic car audio volume control to aid passenger conversation

A method of controlling the volume level of an audio signal in a vehicle includes the computer-implemented steps of detecting human speech within a passenger compartment of the vehicle, and automatically adjusting, dependent upon the detecting step, a volume level within the passenger compartment of an audible signal being presented... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

01/19/17 / #20170019625

System and formatting and displaying video data

There is provided a system (200) and method (400) of displaying video content. In a method (400) in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a native aspect ratio of the video content is determined (404) and an optimized viewing format is selected (406) from a plurality of... Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America








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